January 16, 2018

Dr. Barry Lawrence To Discuss Price Optimization At MSCI Carbon Conference

Registration for the Metals Service Center Institute’s (MSCI) Carbon Conference is still open. Set for Feb. 20-21, 2018 in Chandler, Ariz., this conference will feature Dr. Barry Lawrence, a faculty member of the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University, which is the largest industrial distribution educational program of its kind. Dr. Lawrence will present a session on price optimization. According to Lawrence, ERP systems are the new table-stakes. If companies can’t run a decent ERP system, they’ll be taken out because an ERP system is the foundation for e-commerce and customer relationship management (CRM) systems—two trends that are barreling in the direction of industrial distributors everywhere.

In addition to Lawrence’s presentation, the Carbon Conference also will include:

  • Top steel industry speakers. MSCI’s TOM (Theories on Metals) Talks industry speakers will discuss practical ways to build an innovative metals company through corporate culture and operations. MSCI also is building a panel of respected metals industry leaders to get answers to the tough questions on the uncertainties the industry is facing.
  • In-depth end market forecasts. Alan Beaulieu from ITR Economics will be back to provide MSCI members with a forecast for important end markets and to explain what that prediction means for hiring, capital investment, and more. Beaulieu also will touch on public policy issues facing the country and the industry. To get a preview, to see what Beaulieu has to say about the North American Free Trade Agreement and prospects in 2018 for reform of the pact.
  • Fun, informal networking. Product-specific receptions, an offsite dinner and a relaxed program add up to more quality time with business contacts old and new.

Click here to learn more and here to see the full agenda. The discounted room rate and $300 discount on registration for the 2018 Carbon Conference expires Friday, January 19. Members also may bring a protégé for just $795.